A Hottie toddy with peanut twist
Now that cooler nights are getting closer, it’s time for something in a mug. Peanut Hottie is a new ground-peanut drink mix you can stir into hot water (or warm milk). Even better: Add a shot of something adult, like a little raspberry liqueur. It comes in regular and chocolate flavors, and a 9.15-ounce jar is $4.78 at Walmart.
Celebrate Food Day with film
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Food Policy Council plans to celebrate Food Day on Oct. 24 with a reception at the 7th Street Market from 5-6:15 p.m., followed by a screening of the documentary “Harvest of Dignity” at the UNC Charlotte Uptown Campus. Admission is $5, and parking is available at 7th Street Station, 224 E. Seventh St. Details: www.cmfpc.org.
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Drink more at Fillmore
October is the season for beer events, and Saturday brings a big one: The Fillmore Craft Beer Sessions, 5-11 p.m. at the NC Music Factory, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. A ticket is $35 and includes samples of more than 40 craft breweries, food trucks, live music and raffles. Tickets and details: ncmusicfactory.com.
Food trucks coming uptown
Levine Properties and Carolina Commercial Kitchen has set two dates for a new Thursday night food-truck rally in First Ward: 5:30-9 p.m. Oct. 23 and 30 in the parking lot at 219 E. Seventh St. Parking is free. Details: www.carolinacommercialkitchen.net.